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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474281/the-utility-of-preoperative-laboratory-testing-before-urogynecologic-surgery
#1
Katherine E Husk, Marcella G Willis-Gray, Alexis A Dieter, Jennifer M Wu
OBJECTIVES: National guidelines for preoperative laboratory testing are based on limited, low-quality evidence. The role of age as a risk factor for testing is unclear. We sought to compare the prevalence of abnormal preoperative laboratory results in older vs younger urogynecologic surgical patients. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of women undergoing urogynecologic surgery, we compared older (age, ≥65 years) with younger (age, 50-64 years) women...
March 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473761/correlations-between-changes-in-hematological-indices-of-mothers-with-preeclampsia-and-umbilical-cord-blood-of-newborns
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Mahmoud M Elgari, Omar F Khabour, Samaher M Alhag
Preeclampsia is a condition that might severely impact the health of mothers and their newborns. The aim of this investigation is to examine hematological parameters in mothers with preeclampsia and umbilical cord blood. Eighty preecalmptic mothers were recruited in the study. In addition, eighty normal pregnant mothers served as controls. Hematological parameters that include hemoglobin (Hb), red blood cell count (RBC), red cell distribution width (RDW), packed cell volume (PCV), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), white blood cell counts (WBC), platelet counts, mean platelet volume (MPV) and Platelet large cell ratio (PLCR) were examined...
February 23, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473737/optofluidic-sensor-for-inline-hemolysis-detection-on-whole-blood
#3
Chen Zhou, Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati, Xiaolong Zhu, Frank Nielsen, Uriel Levy, Anders Kristensen
Hemolysis is the rupture of red blood cells and constitutes the most common reason for unsuitable blood samples in the clinic. To detect hemolysis, one has to separate the hemoglobin in blood plasma from that in red blood cells. However, current methods entail centrifugation for cell-plasma separation, which is complex, time-consuming, and not easy to integrate into point-of-care (PoC) systems. Here, we demonstrate an optofluidic sensor composed of nanofilters on an optical waveguide, which enables evanescent-wave absorption measurement of hemoglobin in plasma with the capability of real-time inline detection on whole blood without extra sample preparation like centrifugation...
February 23, 2018: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473675/contemporary-oxygenator-design-shear-stress-related-oxygen-and-carbon-dioxide-transfer
#4
Rik H J Hendrix, Yuri M Ganushchak, Patrick W Weerwind
Design of contemporary oxygenators requires better understanding of the influence of hydrodynamic patterns on gas exchange. A decrease in blood path width or an increase in intraoxygenator turbulence for instance, might increase gas transfer efficiency but it will increase shear stress as well. The aim of this clinical study was to examine the association between shear stress and oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer in different contemporary oxygenators during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The effect of additional parameters related to gas transfer efficiency, that is, blood flow, gas flow, sweep gas oxygen fraction (FiO2 ), hemoglobin concentration, the amount of hemoglobin pumped through the oxygenator per minute-Qhb, and shunt fraction were contemplated as well...
February 23, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473380/longitudinal-prospective-observational-type-study-about-determinants-of-renal-resistive-index-variations-in-chronic-renal-failure-patients-treated-with-conventional-medical-and-dietetic-therapy
#5
Simone Brardi, Gabriele Cevenini, Vanni Giovannelli, Giuseppe Romano
OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal prospective observational type study was conceived with the aim to examine the impact on renal resistive index (RRI) of the variables that we can manipulate with therapeutic and or dietetic interventions in a chronic kidney disease population in order to known which of these variables was statistically related to changes in RRI and therefore could become the object of the greatest therapeutic effort. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was undertaken between May 2016 to May 2017 in the outpatient nephrology and urology clinic of San Donato Hospital in Arezzo...
December 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473200/unusual-inclusions-in-hemoglobin-h-disease-post-splenectomy
#6
Michael Spencer-Chapman, Asad Luqmani, D Mark Layton, Barbara J Bain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473172/ceftriaxone-induced-drug-reaction-mimicking-acute-splenic-sequestration-crisis-in-a-child-with-hemoglobin-sc-disease
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Nancy L Van Buren, Jed B Gorlin, Robyn C Reed, Jerome L Gottschall, Stephen C Nelson
BACKGROUND: Acute splenic sequestration crisis is a complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) occurring when intrasplenic red blood cell (RBC) sickling prevents blood from leaving the spleen, causing acute splenic enlargement. Although typically seen in young children, it has been reported in older children with hemoglobin (Hb)SC disease, eventually resulting in functional asplenia. Ceftriaxone is a frequently used antibiotic of choice for children with SCD, because of its efficacy against invasive pneumococcal disease...
February 22, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472590/elevated-serum-interleukin-34-level-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-is-associated-with-disease-activity
#8
Huan Huan Xie, Hui Shen, Li Zhang, Mei Ying Cui, Li Ping Xia, Jing Lu
We measured the interleukin-34 (IL-34) level in sera from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Blood tests, including assays to determine C-reactive protein (CRP), complement (C) 3, C4, immunoglobulin (Ig) A, IgG, IgM, anti-double-stranded DNA antibody (Anti-dsDNA Ab) and hemoglobin (Hb) levels and white blood cell (WBC) and platelet (PLT) counts, were performed using standard methods. Lupus nephritis (LN) was diagnosed according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) renal criteria...
February 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472275/comparison-of-clinical-pharmacy-specialists-and-primary-care-physicians-in-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-rural-veterans-affairs-facilities
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Katelyn Wassell, Josh Sullivan, Bryan Paul Jett, Jeffrey Zuber
PURPOSE: Results of a study to compare the impact of clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) interventions with primary care physician (PCP) interventions in veterans with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) in a rural setting are presented. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed examining veterans diagnosed with T2D with a glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c ) of ≥8% receiving treatment at a rural community-based outpatient clinic associated with the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472048/oral-lichen-planus-differential-diagnoses-serum-autoantibodies-hematinic-deficiencies-and-management
#10
REVIEW
Chun-Pin Chiang, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Yi-Ping Wang, Yu-Hsueh Wu, Shin-Yu Lu, Andy Sun
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory oral mucosal disease that occurs more frequently in middle-aged and elderly female patients. Previous studies indicate that OLP is a T-cell dysfunction-induced localized autoimmune disease. Clinically, six types of OLP, namely reticular, papular, plaque-like, atrophic/erosive, ulcerative, and bullous types, can be identified. OLP more commonly affects buccal mucosa, tongue, and gingiva. It always has a bilateral and symmetric distribution of the oral lesions...
February 19, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471705/differences-in-outcomes-between-cesarean-section-in-the-second-versus-the-first-stages-of-labor
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Dana Vitner, Inna Bleicher, Eyal Levy, Ronen Sloma, Einav Kadour-Peero, Yossi Bart, Shlomi Sagi, Amir Aviram, Ron Gonen
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare maternal morbidity and mortality of cesarean sections (CS) in the second versus first stage of labor. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of all CS at a single, university-affiliated medical center, between January 2010 and December 2014. Eligibility was limited to term, singleton pregnancies with cephalic presentation. Maternal outcomes of second-stage CS were compared to those of first-stage CS. The primary outcome was defined as estimated blood loss >1000 ml...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471686/annals-express-comparison-of-hba1c-and-glycated-albumin-as-a-control-marker-for-newborn-complications-from-diabetic-women-in-a-multicenter-study-in-japan-japan-glycated-albumin-study-group-study2
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Ikki Shimizu, Yuji Hiramatsu, Yasue Omori, Masao Nakabayashi
Background:To clarify the relationship between glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and glycated albumin (GA) levels during pregnancy with neonatal outcomes, a multicenter study was conducted by the Japanese Society of Diabetes and Pregnancy. Methods:A total of 136 patients (type 1: n = 47, type 2: n = 89) who enrolled in the study were diagnosed based on the Japanese Diabetes Society diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus. Thresholds for HbA1c and GA were set at 5.8 % and 15.8 %, respectively, as the upper limits of the normal reference interval in pregnant women...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471591/improvement-of-life-quality-measured-by-lansky-score-after-enzymatic-replacement-therapy-in-children-with-gaucher-disease-type-1
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Magdalena Cerón-Rodríguez, Edgar Barajas-Colón, Lyuva Ramírez-Devars, Claudia Gutiérrez-Camacho, Juan L Salgado-Loza
BACKGROUND: Gaucher disease type 1 (GD1, OMIM# 230800), is a condition with high impact in patient's quality of life (QoL). We report the improvement in QoL of children with GD1 measured by Lansky play-performance scale (LS) after enzymatic replacement therapy (ERT) and to describe our experience in the treatment of children with GD1. METHODS: Five children with diagnosis of GD1 received imiglucerase 60 mg/kg every two weeks. LS, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, hemoglobin, platelets, and growth rate were measured every 6 months after beginning ERT for 30 months...
January 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471267/the-effectiveness-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-based-lifestyle-interventions-on-biomedical-psychosocial-and-behavioral-outcomes-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Xingfeng Yu, Janita P C Chau, Lanting Huo
BACKGROUND: Integrative diabetes care, which combines conventional diabetes therapy with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)-based interventions, has gained popularity worldwide. Numerous TCM-based lifestyle modification approaches have been proposed for individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). OBJECTIVES: To synthesize and present the best available evidence on the effectiveness of TCM-based lifestyle interventions in individuals with T2DM. DESIGN: We undertook a systematic review of randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471157/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-aminocaproic-acid-for-reducing-blood-loss-in-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Qiang Dong, Yinguang Zhang, Xiang Sun, Fangke Hu
OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of aminocaproic acid in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: The electronic databases include PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library from inception to January 2018. Two reviewers abstracted total blood loss, hemoglobin drop, transfusion requirements, and postoperative complications. Data were using fixed-effects or random-effects models with weighted mean differences and risk difference for continuous and dichotomous variables, respectively...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471153/the-prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-postgastrectomy-anemia-in-patients-with-early-stage-gastric-cancer-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#16
Ji-Hyun Kim, You-Jin Bae, Kyong-Hwa Jun, Hyung-Min Chin
BACKGROUND: This study explored the cumulative incidence of anemia after gastrectomy in patients with early-stage gastric cancer and evaluated the relationship between postgastrectomy anemia and nutritional factors during long-term follow-up. METHODS: The medical records of patients with stage I gastric cancer who underwent curative gastrectomy between January 2006 and December 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Hematologic parameters like hemoglobin, iron, ferritin, and vitamin B12 level were obtained prior to and after surgery with other nutritional parameters such as total protein, albumin, total cholesterol, triglyceride, calcium, and phosphate...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471132/high-intensity-body-weight-training-is-comparable-to-combined-training-in-changes-in-muscle-mass-physical-performance-inflammatory-markers-and-metabolic-health-in-postmenopausal-women-at-high-risk-for-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-controlled-clinical
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Fernanda Maria Martins, Aletéia de Paula Souza, Paulo Ricardo Prado Nunes, Márcia Antoniazi Michelin, Eddie Fernando Candido Murta, Elisabete Aparecida Mantovani Rodrigues Resende, Erick Prado de Oliveira, Fábio Lera Orsatti
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the effects of 12 weeks of high-intensity interval body weight training (HIBWT) with combined training (COMT; aerobic and resistance exercises on body composition, a 6-minute walk test (6MWT; physical performance), insulin resistance (IR) and inflammatory markers in postmenopausal women (PW) at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (TDM2). METHODS: In this randomized controlled clinical study, 16 PW at high risk of TDM2 were randomly allocated into two groups: HIBWT (n = 8) and COMT (n = 8)...
February 19, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470286/genetic-variants-associated-with-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-in-hispanic-boys-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#18
John C Rausch, Joel E Lavine, Naga Chalasani, Xiuqing Guo, Soonil Kwon, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Jean P Molleston, Rohit Loomba, Elizabeth M Brunt, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Mark O Goodarzi, Kent D Taylor, Katherine P Yates, Jerome I Rotter
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) disproportionately affects Hispanic boys. Further, obesity and insulin resistance are major risk factors for NAFLD. No gene localization studies had been performed on children with biopsy-proven NAFLD. This study aims to identify genomic variants associated with increased adiposity and insulin resistance in a population of children with varying histologic severity of NAFLD. METHODS: We conducted a genome-wide association scan (GWAS) including 624,297 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) distributed among all 22 autosomal chromosomes in 234 Hispanic boys (up to 18 years of age) who were consecutively recruited in a prospective cohort study in the Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network Studies...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469995/hypobaric-live-high-train-low-does-not-improve-aerobic-performance-more-than-live-low-train-low-in-cross-country-skiers
#19
Paul Robach, Joar Hansen, Aurélien Pichon, Anne-Kristine Meinild Lundby, Sune Dandanell, Gunnar Slettaløkken Falch, Daniel Hammarström, Dominik H Pesta, Christoph Siebenmann, Stefanie Keiser, Patricia Kérivel, Jon Elling Whist, Bent R Rønnestad, Carsten Lundby
Live high - train low (LHTL) using hypobaric hypoxia was previously found to improve sea-level endurance performance in well-trained individuals, however confirmatory controlled data in athletes are lacking. Here we test the hypothesis that natural-altitude LHTL improves aerobic performance in cross-country skiers, in conjunction with expansion of total hemoglobin mass (Hbmass , carbon-monoxide rebreathing technique) promoted by accelerated erythropoiesis. Following duplicate baseline measurements at sea level over the course of two weeks, nineteen Norwegian cross-country skiers (three women, sixteen men, age 20±2 yr, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) 69±5 ml...
February 22, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469958/long-term-experience-with-intranasal-bevacizumab-therapy
#20
Johan Steineger, Terje Osnes, Ketil Heimdal, Sinan Dheyauldeen
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Long-term follow-up of intranasal bevacizumab therapy in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, noncomparative study. METHODS: Patients treated for HHT-associated epistaxis by intranasal submucosal bevacizumab injections between June 2011 and August 2013 were included and followed prospectively. The effectiveness of the treatment was evaluated by the epistaxis severity score (ESS); the epistaxis intensity, frequency, and the need of blood transfusion (IFT) score; and hemoglobin levels...
February 22, 2018: Laryngoscope
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